“There Was Life or Death”: Despite Nerve-Wrecking Moment During First Bull Riding Adventure, 17-Year-Old Boy Makes Candid Confession on Future

Published 06/06/2023, 12:51 PM EDT

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As its name implies, bull riding is a dangerous activity. To safely ride one of these magnificent animals, a cowboy or cowgirl must practice patience and master the bull’s temperament. A person who has been bucked off has two choices: either run away or get trampled by the bull. This is what draws in spectators; the thrill of potential peril is what keeps fans coming back. Tyler Reimer, a teen with similar motivations, hopes to make a living as a professional cowboy and so participates in the sport.

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Recently, SteinbachOnline spoke with the youthful cowboy. Despite a bizarre first encounter, Tyler Reimer shares his plans for the sport’s future in the interview.

Surely not the beginner bull riding experience he expected

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Reimer claims he doesn’t plan to spend his life “80 years old sitting on the couch, watching bull riding” in favor of actively pursuing his passion for bull riding while he’s still young enough to do so. The 17-year-old has never second-guessed his choice to pursue a career as a professional cowboy. He rode a bull for the first time, but it wasn’t at all what he had imagined. While the bull was still in the chute, he climbed it and got off to a strong start, avoiding being bucked off. When Reimer was finally bucked off by the bull after numerous attempts, he locked eyes with the beast.

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In the interview with SteinbachOnline, Reimer revealed his emotions during the moment, saying, “There was life or death right there in my head.” The young cowboy describes the “very scary” circumstances of his first bull ride in straightforward terms. However, Reimer was not a complete novice. Over the previous three days, the young cowboy spent time at a bull riding school in Grunthal. During this time, he spent a lot of time training with bulls and cows. The young cowboy knows that in order to get points, he must stay on the bull for at least eight seconds. On his first attempt, though, he only managed to hold out for four seconds, which felt like “eternity” to him. He goes on to say that as the adrenaline wears off, the agony is unbearable.

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Reimer has yet to fulfill his cowboy fantasies, so he plans to try bull riding again this summer despite his bizarre first attempt.

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